ESET Ireland has spotted a Thanksgiving scam targeting Irish mailboxes, although I guess no one told the scammers we don’t do Thanksgiving in Ireland.
The email claims the receiver has a Thanksgiving card waiting for them, and appears to come from someone that calls themselves bananaking:
If one clicks the “View Card” button, which they shouldn’t, but if they do, they’re taken to a website that first displays this:
Then if someone clicks “View Card” again, which they shouldn’t, but if they do, they’re re-directed to an advertising scam site, offering a “photobook” for $9.99:
And then, if someone clicks “Create and Send Photo Book”, which they shouldn’t, but if they do, they are again re-directed to a page which tries to gain access to their Facebook profile, including their friends lists, email addresses and photos.
You definitely don’t want to click that last one, as giving access to parts of your Facebook profile to scammers is never a good idea.
So remember, stay safe and think before you click!
by Urban Schrott, ESET Ireland